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Ferdinand Cheval’s ‘Palais Ideal’ Was Built By One Man One Pebble At A Time

Banksy Releases ‘Welcome to Gaza’ Video Complete With Kitten For FB Lovers

Global Costs of Living By Country Established By People Living There
jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

Scandinavian Women Lead the World in Equality & Governing | Anne Sends Big Hugs to Helsinki, Finland

Islam, Western Guilt, Original Sin & Sensuality | Koray Birand’s Alyssa Miller Images Celebrate Female Eroticism

Billionaires Going Rogue 2012 Election | Rise of Superdads | Over My Dead Body | Dating Goes Partisan

Australian Ballet Jubilee | Will Davidson | Vogue Australia November 2012 | ‘Heavenly Creatures’

Fashion’s Hippie Love Trend Is Tied to Womanly Cultural Creative Values

50 Years Later, Marilyn Monroe Remains the Ultimate Smart Sensuality Blonde

Cosa Bella’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ | Women of Harlot Babylon

Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Will Be Read With Eve Ensler At Michigan Capitol June 18th

Tabea Koebach | Seiji Fujimori | The Ground #2 | ‘The Throne’

Elephants are Matriarchal and Kind to Females in the Animal World | Stop the Republican Disgrace of Elephants

Believing in Birth Control Doesn’t Make Me Un-American | 2 Ps in a Pod by Anne

Franca Sozzani: Living Simply and Thinking Big | We Call It Cultural Creative Wisdom

Marloes Horst | Will Davidson | Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2012 | ‘Wanderlust’

Bro. Dennis on Ultra-Orthodox, Fundamentalist, Extreme Moralists as ‘Evil Incarnate’| 2Ps in a Pod

Goddess Editorials

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Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25


India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wati for a Swim in Human Consciousness


Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

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Eye 3-15-15 | Blake Little Honey People | Vertical Farming In Newark, NJ | Honey Harvest Revolution

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Eye 3-8-15 | President Obama Selma Address Full Text | Stephen Somerstein ‘Freedom Journey 1965’ Images | Stefan Sharff’s Documentary Of 3rd Selma March

Eye 2-21-15 | A Digital Tizzy Erupts Over Emma Watson & Prince Harry Rumors | Karlie Kloss Hangs Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

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Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

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Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

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Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

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Frank Gehry's New World Symphony Space Opens To High Praise

DesignTracker| Master architect Frank Gehry’s home for Miami’s New World Symphony opens today to critical reviews. Many say the symphonic masterpiece is Gehry’s best work in years. The purpose of New World Symphony, founded by Michael Tilson Thomas and Ted Arison in 1987, is to combat the notion that classical music is stuffy and irrelevant to modern young people.

Miami’s Riptide 2.0 pulls out the greatest accolades about Frank Gehry’s masterpiece.

From the NY Times’ Nicolai Ouroussoff:

The story reflects Mr. Gehry’s belief that music, like other creative endeavors, should be more than an aesthetic matter. As a shared experience, one that reaches each of us at our emotional core, it helps unite us into a civilized community. This is probably why it’s the first Gehry building I have fallen in love with in years — not because it is perfect but because of the values it embodies.

From the WashPo’s Philip Kennicott

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Chris Matthews: Why Will a 'Guy', Not a 'Gal' Invent the Next Sputnik?

Hey, Matthews. Why is it a guy who will invent the next Sputnik? That’s what you just said on Hardball. Guy is the only word in your patriarchal, man-world vocabulary. You just said: “We need a guy to invent the next Sputnik.”

I am up to my Sarah Palin, caribou-shooting, disgusted eyeballs with the language of men on television.

Chris Matthews on MSNBC; John King on CNN. Their world is all guys. Guys, guys, guys. guys. The pronoun ‘she’ does not exist in their vocabularies. TIME magazine asks 3 women and 13 guys if America has lost its civility when a vast majority of men have created this mess.

Could we not cough up an extra woman or two? Is it so damn difficult?

The guys will fix America, says Chris Matthews, while the little ladies do as we are told. If you think liberal, Democratic men are de facto more supportive of women leaders, think again. Most liberal men in America are the same hard-asses as the conservative men they critique, when the subject is the existence of women as thinking beings.

Pretty soon, I will launch an Anne of Carversville initiative to monitor how many times the liberal media and supposedly neutral sources like CNN’s John King say “guy, man, the boys, he “… I am so sick of the female pronoun not existing in American media.

As a second-wave feminist watching countless women in other countries trounce American women in our rights — which we are losing chip by chip, while they move forward significantly — I’m tired of only blaming the Mama Grizzlies and conservatives for the state of women’s affairs in America.

It’s true that we’ve got conservatives and the Constitution to deal with. I know that white men are had all the God-given rights and God’s dominion over women, Indians, slaves and all animals when the country was founded.

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Eating Lion Meat Is For Testosterone-Infused, Gun Loving Cowards

Eating lion meat is a cowardly, heartless, testosterone-dominating act. Let us be clear. Anne spent Thanksgiving 2009 in Tucson and loved the place. She even considered moving to Tucson but was ambivalent about the politics and chose Philadelphia, the real home of the Founding Fathers instead. Anne also needed to remain close to NYC.

One of the most beautiful aspects of Tucson is the human relationship with nature and also the echoes of Navajo people, who were a glorious matriarchal society until white people civilized it.

Goodness knows what our Navajo mothers would think of Boca Tacos y Tequila, a Tucson Tex-Mex ‘joint’ selling lion meat tacos.

To be clear, no endangered lions are being killed for a good taco. Apparently the lion meat comes from a California farm that raises them for American appetites.

“Lions are not endangered. When bred in captivity, their meat is allowed to be traded. There are particular operations in the U.S. that are breeding lions, butchering them and selling them for meat,” said Crawford Allan, regional director for TRAFFIC - the regional office of the largest international wildlife trade monitoriing program. via ABC News

According to the website of Exotic Meats Market, a distributor in Perris, Calif., lion tenderloin sells for $199.99 and three 16 ounce burgers for $59.99.

This is one of the ultimate man dominates nature stories we’re read lately. Humans — primarily men —  dominate everything alive for leisure, because we can.

We still say that eating lion meat is a truly cowardly act, one that turns our stomachs.

Don’t start up, because we know the drill. The US Constitution says that men can do anything they damn well please with women, slaves, animals, and Indians. 

This story reminds us of the night Anne attended a small, private dinner in China in her honor. Sitting at the table, she noticed a large hole in the middle, sort of a trap door.

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Slow Living in Paris | Centre Commercial Questions Consumption

Dots| The founders of French eco brand Veja have opened ‘Centre Commercial’, combining fashion with artistic projects and environmental concerns. The shop is part of the ‘slow down’ or ‘slow living’ trend, asking people to question what we consume through a collection of locally made clothes and accessories, furniture sourced by antique dealers, installations that reflect social commitment and artistic projects. Read more of Centre Commercial’s interview with Dazed Digital, with images.

We’re impressed by the thought-provoking, inspiring logo developed for the ‘Centre Commercial’ project.

images via TrendLand

More reading:

Cultural Creatives Constitute the Core of the Slow Living Movement


Gun Love | Sobering Statistics | America Is An Armed Fortress

HopeTracker| Timothy Egan is a self-described third-generation Westerner who have lived in and around guns his entire life.  Writing “Myth of the Hero Gunslinger” for the NYT, Egan says that the argument that more guns will make people safer is flawed. This argument is front and center in the wake of the Tucson shootings.

Arizona is moving to legislate guns in the schools, and yes, packing a pistol in Congress will become law if Texas Republican Rep Louie Gohmert’s bill to allow firearms in the Capitol Building passes.

Are control control advocates just spineless, American whimps?

Gun Holders 4.5 Times More Likely to Be Shot in Assault

Egan suggests we have brains and common sense, citing a 2009 survey by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine finding that rather than protecting gun-toters from being shot in an assault, he/she was four times more likely to be shot when confronted by an armed assailant.

In Philadelphia about 5 people are shot every day and one dies. The study concluded that people with a gun were 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not possessing a gun.

Gun Owning States Also Highest Gun Deaths State

Egan shares statistics that states with the highest rates of gun ownership have much higher gun-related death rates. In Hawaii 9.7 percent of residents own guns and the state has the lowest gun death rates in the country.

Forty-five percent of Louisiana residents are armed, making it the most armed state in America, and it has the highest gun death rate. Arizona, scene of the recent carnage, is in the top 10 states for gun ownership and gun deaths. The pressure now in Arizona is to arm citizens with more guns.

In the Harvard study Egan refers to, levels of suicide are also significantly higher in gun-toting states.

The NYT comments in Egan’s article are amazingly lucid, including one that refers to the mythology that has grown up around the Wild West and explored by Richard Haring Davis.

The reader Bejay from Williamsburg, Va writes:

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Peter Singer vs Bjorn Lomborg | The Planet vs The Poor

Environmental protection often comes at the expense of the world’s poorest people, who struggle to meet their subsistence needs. Children carry firewood in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. via ReutersToday’s WSJ Saturday Essay ‘Does Helping the Planet Hurt the Poor? is a twosome, written first by Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University and laureate professor at the University of Melbourne. His books include “Animal Liberation,” “Practical Ethics” and “The Life You Can Save”.

A counterpoint is written by Bjorn Lomborg, the author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist” and “Cool It.” He directs the Copenhagen Consensus Center and is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School. Mr. Singer replies to Lomborg.

Both essays raise valid points, although Singer relies on the essentially moral argument that the ‘haves’ must cut back for the benefit of the ‘have nots’ and also future generations.

There is also a strong moral case for saying that rich nations should cut back on their “luxury emissions” before poor nations have to cut back on “subsistence emissions.” India still has more than 450 million people living in extreme poverty, and China over 200 million. No one with any concern for human welfare could ask the world’s poor to refrain from increasing their greenhouse gas emissions in order to put more food on the table for their families, when we think little of flying down to the tropics for a winter vacation, emitting more in a week than the typical family in a developing country does in a year. Needs should always take precedence over luxuries.

Singer’s argument that Americans and the rest of the developed world should use less air-conditioning and less, heat, fly and drive less, and eat less meat is valid. Having implemented these changes in my own life, the sky has hardly fallen on my head.

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Tiger Mom Amy Chua Taps Into America's Growing China Complex

RedTracker| This week’s TIME magazine puts Tiger Mom Amy Chua’s condemnation of America’s parenting styles within the larger context of America’s growing “China complex”.

Writer Annie Murphy Paul references President Obama’s acknowledgement that America has arrived at a “Sputnik moment” and the growing awareness that another country is pulling ahead in a global contests we assumed was ours permanently.

At AOC, we argue that America’s sense of being the center of God’s “divine right mission” for the world has caused us to become myopic and focused on the promise of religious ideology, rather than progress in science and new ideas.

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